AFC Announcements

Artists for Conservation
2016/01/05
America's Oldest Sculpture Garden Honors Leo Osborne

AFC sculptor Leo Osborne was recently honored with the acceptance of his life-sized Whistling Saint Francis into Brookgreen Gardens famed outdoor sculpture garden in Pawley, South Carolina . A major acquisition fundraising campaign is underway to see the honor to fruition.

Artists for Conservation
2015/12/29
New Seerey-Lester Book Launched

Last month, the much-anticipated third book in artist John Seerey-Lester’s “Legends Series” was released, replete with stories and 150 paintings and sketches. In it, John helps the reader relive in words and paint the extraordinary outdoor life of US President and conservation pioneer, Theodore Roosevelt. As both a master painter and compelling writer, Seerey-Lester provides a fascinating glimpse into the former president’s life as a rancher and his unrelenting passion for wildlife, hunting, exploration, and conservation.

Artists for Conservation
2015/12/06
New Banovich Art Center Opens

After nearly 5 years in the making, internationally renowned artist and conservationist, John Banovich has opened a new institution on the wildlife art landscape. The new 6500 square foot Art Center is located in Paradise Valley, Montana - one of the most naturally beautiful and dramatic areas of the US - 11 miles south of Livingston and 45 minutes from Yellowstone National Park.

Artists for Conservation
2015/12/02
2015 Festival Review

This September, AFC wrapped up its 5th annual Artists for Conservation Festival - the longest and most ambitious one yet, spanning two major venues and three weekends and incorporating an Art Expo for the first time. The event welcomed public of all ages with a variety of interests - fine art, environment and conservation.

Artists for Conservation
2015/11/10
Rhino Painting Goes Global

In 2015, Australian artist Paula Wiegmink created a painting "Tears of the Rhino". The powerful image has since been signed by international celebrities and some of the world's leading conservationists including Sir David Attenborough, Dr. Jane Goodall, Virginia McKenna, Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick, action star Jean-Claude Van Damme and Queen rock star Brian May, among others. In a few short months, the image is becoming a creative petition to stop the poaching of endangered rhinos.

Artists for Conservation
2015/10/28
Feather Artist Chris Maynard on Tedx

AFC artist/biologist Chris Maynard shares insights on his philosophies techniques and unique medium of feathers TedX".

Chris was a presenter and exhibiting artist durign the 2014 AFC Festival at Grouse Mountain last year.

2015/09/07
5th AFC Festival Set to Launch
Event Opening in New Downtown Venue with Art Expo

RE/MAX presents the 2015 Artists for Conservation Festival - a 3-week art and environmental education festival, featuring a world-class conservation themed art exhibit and expo with leading international artists, live music, films, guest lectures, live painting demos, music and cultural performances. 

2015/08/11
Karen Laurence-Rowe to Receive AFC's Highest Honor
Kenyan Painter and Conservationist to be Awarded AFC Combes Award

Vancouver, BC CANADA - Aug 10, 2015 - Internationally recognized Kenyan artist Karen Laurence-Rowe has been chosen to receive the Artists for Conservation’s (AFC) top honor: the Simon Combes Conservation Artist Award.  AFC bestows this tribute annually to recognize artist members for their dedication to the conservation cause and outstanding artistic achievement. 

Artists for Conservation
2015/08/05
AFC Celebrates Nature and Art at 5th "Wildlife at the Waterfront" Gala & Awards Dinner

You're invited to help kick-off the 5th annual Artists for Conservation Festival in style with "Wildlife at the Waterfront" - Artists for Conservation's 5th Annual Gala & Awards Night. Join us for an enchanting dining and musical experience, seated amidst a world-class nature-inspired art exhibit, serenaded by the music of violin maestro, Calvin Dyck. 

Artists for Conservation
2015/08/04
Becci Crowe’s Journey to the Congo with Dr. Jane Goodall

Dr. Jane Goodall, the Republic of Congo, a place called Tchimpounga and orphan chimpanzees... I've just experienced it all and returned with a new understanding of the gravity of challenges to this wild place and the animals struggling to survive. As an artist active in conservation it's as important for me to be in the field as it is in my studio. Observing wildlife in the wild and bearing witness to their challenges not only inspires the art I create but enables me to tell the story through my presentations as well as my images.

2015/08/01
AFC Tours to Buckhorn Fine Art Festival

Artists for Conservation (AFC) will be bringing their International Exhibit of Nature in Art to this year’s BFAF. Opening at 7 pm on August 14 and available for viewing until 5 pm on August 16, this is the  exclusive Ontario venue for this exhibit and the last stop on their tour.

The exhibit includes art works by:

2015/07/30
AFC 2016 Calendar Revealed

Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 9, 2015 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that Signature AFC Member, Vickie McMillan's painting "Life, Love and Community" depicting a herd of African elephants, has been selected for the cover of the 2016 AFC Environmental Calendar. In addition to highlighting statutory and religious holidays, the calendar also uniquely highlights a wide range of international environmental-themed days and weeks.

Artists for Conservation
2015/07/14
In the Field Series: Alison Nicholls Part 2

In 2007, Alison Nicholls spent 6 weeks with the Painted Dog Conservation project in Zimbabwe, tracking and sketching highly endangered African wild dogs during her Artists For Conservation Flag Expedition. This is the 2nd of a 3-part blog series about the expedition and how the experience changed her art and support for African conservation. If you haven't done so, read Part 1 here.

Artists for Conservation
2015/07/12
Brent Cooke Receives CWF Robert Bateman Award

AFC artist and Board of Director, Brent Cooke was recently presented the 2015 Robert Bateman Award from the Canadian Wildlife Federation, headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.

2015/07/10
AFC's 2015 Book Cover Revealed
Morton Solberg's Art Featured on Annual Collectible Hardcover

Vancouver, BC CANADA - Aug July 10, 2015 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that acclaimed Floridian watercolorist Morton Solberg's "His Domain" painting depicting a landscape and herd of Elk, has been selected for the cover of the 2015 Artists for Conservation exhibit book. The annual hardcover "coffee-table" book is published on sustainably forested paper, as a companion to the 8th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in Vancouver and North Vancouver, BC running September 10 thorough to 30th. The image will be on display in AFC's virtual online exhibit this fall.

2015/07/06
Canada's Brent Cooke Appointed 2015 Festival Patron

Vancouver, B.C. CANADA - July 6, 2015 - Brent Cooke, international award-winning bronze sculptor is supporting the 2015 AFC Festival as the official Festival Artist Patron. The 3-week event will bring out leading nature and wildlife artists from around the world, immersing visitors in art and nature through workshops, film, and a world's top conservation-themed art exhibit of 80 original paintings and sculptures. All artwork sales benefit conservation. Brent follows Pollyanna Pickering and Robert Bateman, who assumed the role for the first three years of the Festival.

2015/07/03
2015 AFC Exhibiting Artists Announced

Vancouver, BC., CANADA – July 3, 2015 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is proud to announce the list of 2015 exhibiting artists accepted into the Artists for Conservation Exhibit - the world's top conservation-themed exhibit and sale, benefitting the conservation cause. This is AFC's 8th annual exhibit of members' artworks and third annual exhibit to open in Vancouver, BC. The exhibit officially opens on September 11, 2015, following a special fundraiser gala and awards evening at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in downtown Vancouver.

Artists for Conservation
2015/06/07
Remembering Lyn Ellison and Judy Scotchford

The international wildlife art community was hit hard by the news of the loss of two great Australian artists, Lyn Ellison and Judy Scotchford, in under one month. Lyn passed away on 29th April, 2015.

Since Lyn has been a Signature Member of Art for Conservation over 15 years ago, she has contributed greatly to various conservation causes. Most recently Lyn donated "Hand in Hand", a painting of Numbats in the Dryandra Forest of Southern Western Australian. The auctioned painting raised $1200 for Project Numbat.

2015/04/21
AFC Announces “Green, White & Blue” Exhibit in South Florida
Exhibit to Tour South Florida Locations Courtesy of BBX Capital Foundation Sponsorship

The world's top conservation-themed art exhibit is returning to South Florida with two showings by internationally recognized and accomplished painters and sculptors in the nature art genre.

Artists for Conservation
2015/04/15
Alison Nicholls Releases First Book

"Art Inspired by Africa: An Artist Visits the African People & Wildlife Fund" is the first in a series of planned books by AFC Flag Expedition Fellow, Alison Nicholls.

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